JetSet Hotels: Amankila

AMANKILA – BALI, INDONESIA

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When you find your needs addressed unasked and your desires anticipated before you even realize them, you know you’re experiencing the highest level of service in hospitality. Welcome to Amankila.

Situated on the eastern coast of Bali where the volcanic foothills and rice paddies reach towards the ocean lies Amankila – one of the original resorts in Bali and of the Aman collection. Due to the remoteness of the property, service and ambience are of paramount importance. Guest experiences are carefully concocted to showcase the destination and local culture and are synthesized into an annual “Top Ten” list. Despite the detailed descriptions provided, Amankila always seems to go above and beyond whatever’s written! Whether it is cleaning muddy shoes from trekking and leaving them wrapped in rice paper in a beautiful handmade basket outside your door while you enjoy lunch by the pool, or preparing a personalized menu that serves as a treasured memory from your private Indonesian Beach Barbeque, or outfitting newlyweds in festive Balinese attire for a surprise Hindu Wedding Blessing with the local priest, Amankila delights you with the unexpected.

Most surprising was the “dry move” – my first and only such experience – where we were unknowingly upgraded while enjoying daiquiris and canapés in the sunset bale (a structure situated 700 feet above sea level). We were told, upon our return, that a private romantic dinner had been organized at the Amankila Suite. When escorted to that location, we soon discovered every last personal belonging from our Ocean Suite had been moved to the exact same place and position in the Amankila Suite. Books lay open to the same page on our nightstand, the same playlist was running on our iPod, bathing suits were hung on the shower door to dry. The time and care taken to recreate the “scene” was incredible. This experience perfectly illustrates the attention to detail that differentiates Amankila among the newer luxury resorts in Indonesia. Sometimes it is the heart and soul, not all the bells and whistles that leaves an indelible impression.

Guests of JETSET World Travel receive the following complimentary amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily continental breakfast for two in-room guests, served in the restaurant or via room service
  • Lunch for two one time during stay (excluding beverages)

To experience “Aman Magic” for yourself, contact Julia Douglas: julia@jetsetworldtravel.com